I'd like to ask if anyone who can relate to my problem would give me their experience and some encouragement? My main question is, after surgery (discectomy, laminoforaminoplasty) for radicular pain (burning, buzzing, numbness et al) have you experienced post op burning, buzzing, numbness that was pretty much the same as before? I have nerve damage, but surgeon says it will heal in about a year. Was this your experience, did you have wild ups and downs, (2 steps forward, one backward, etc) and did you finally get better? Is this all part of nerve regeneration? I'm on neurontin and at first I thought it helped, now it seems less effective. Surgery was 8 weeks ago, and have been on neurontin about 2 aweeks. Also percocet, but I only take one at night and I take advil as needed. Thank you for your advice and any encouragement you can give me. I'm just having a terribly difficult time and i have panic disorder so I don't handle things as well as others might. If you don't want to make a public posting you can always PM me.